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Fans (and one national writer) wonder if Chiefs should play Patrick Mahomes

Five things to know about new Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II

The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday, April 27, 2017.
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The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Neither the Chiefs nor Giants managed to reach double-digits in points in regulation on a windy Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

The Chiefs ended up losing 12-9 in overtime, and quarterback Alex Smith had some off-target throws on the day. Smith did have a few big runs, but he completed 27 of 40 passes for 230 yards and two interceptions.

Most importantly: the Chiefs didn’t score a touchdown. Because of that, there were more than a few calls for Patrick Mahomes to get some playing time.

Not everyone wants Mahomes to take over full time, but some wondered if he should at least start to get a little work.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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